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Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:36 PM

laptopwith headphones vs laptop hooked to stereo with eq with preamp with headphones

amazing

what headphones do you guys use?

Cheap sony mdr v900hd's here

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Reply laptopwith headphones vs laptop hooked to stereo with eq with preamp with headphones (Original post)
backwoodsbob Feb 2012 OP
Moondog Feb 2012 #1
kentauros Feb 2012 #2
whistler162 Feb 2012 #3
kentauros Feb 2012 #11
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2012 #4
kentauros Feb 2012 #12
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2012 #13
kentauros Feb 2012 #14
Major Nikon Feb 2012 #5
sakabatou Feb 2012 #6
pintobean Feb 2012 #9
pipi_k Feb 2012 #7
Locrian Feb 2012 #8
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #10
guitar man Feb 2012 #15
Iggo Feb 2012 #16

Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:42 PM

1. A spare set of the ones Apple ships with iPods. n/t

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 02:15 PM

2. On my only computer (custom desktop), I use a pair of Sennheiser HDR-110 wireless.

That model isn't made any longer, but it gives me great sound. As for my media player, I went with a quality player first (Cowon S9) and bought a pair of Yuin PK3s a few months later.

Now, if I was spending $200 on a pair of earbuds, then I'd get the kind with an inline amplifier, but I'm not much of an audiophile like some

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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 03:47 PM

3. Yuin PK3's are nice but I have broken 2 pairs

over the years.

I own a couple of pairs of MEelectronics http://www.meelec.com/default.asp, the HT-21 are nice and fairly inexpensive.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 07:22 PM

11. I looked at your link.

That's the kind of headphone I can't comfortably wear. They always make my outer ears hurt, pressing against them. I know that's the kind of design that professionals like, but I have to use foam-pad earphones if I'm going to be wearing them for more than half an hour.

And my PK3s are still going strong after two years. I've read of other people having the cord break and whatnot, but they also seem to be rather hard on their equipment, too, which I'm not. I did have to send my S9 back to the factory to get the sliding power-button replaced, but it's also the most-used part.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 04:02 PM

4. Wireless headphones.

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 07:29 PM

12. That's definitely one of their more expensive pairs.

Mine were fifty bucks, after a 50% reduction. I probably won't ever pay mroe than $200 for a pair of headphones, mostly because my ears are only so good

Look at these headphones: http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=92#

The next time I need a set of desktop speakers, though, I'll likely get them from Audio Engine.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 07:59 PM

13. Holy shit!

 

$1,300. How good could they sound?

Right now I have Sennheiser HD 280 pro. They sound fine but if I buy new headphones I'm going to buy wireless so I'm not tethered to my computer.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 08:25 PM

14. I know!

I don't know who would spend that much on headphones (other than those with money to burn) as I doubt they'd be hearing anything different from a less expensive set. If they do, then I'd say they're kidding themselves.

The wireless headphones are nice. They have a decent range, such that I can go downstairs to the mailboxes with them on and not lose much signal.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 04:35 PM

5. I have $1000 Bose A20

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 05:00 PM

6. Skullcandy earbuds



They're pretty damn good.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 06:25 PM

9. Yes, they are.

Ink'd. I stock up on them when Target has them on sale for about 12 bucks. My wife and daughter love them, too.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 05:05 PM

7. Yeah, cheap

for me, too...

Sony MDR-W08

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 06:03 PM

8. pc with headpone amp

PC ---> M-Audio Delta 44 ---> Cavalli-Kan Kumisa III Stereo Headphone Amplifier ---> Sony MDR-V6

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 06:29 PM

10. Sony makes good ones. I like to run them through external speakers.

 

You get better sound using the speakers as a preamp.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:26 AM

15. My two favorite sets are

The Sony MDR 7506 and Sennheiser HD280 pro.

Sony 7506:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000AJIF4E/ref=redir_mdp_mobile

Sennheiser 280:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000065BPB


I use the Sonys mostly in the studio, they are great for critical listening, looking for faint clicks, pops and other noises on recordings.

I like the sennheisers a little better for just kicking back and listening to music, and I love them for tracking parts in the studio, they really block out a lot of outside sounds

And the ones I like to carry along with my iPod are these, JVC flats. While they're not the holy grail of audiophile headphones, they are light and fold flat so they are easy to carry around and they sound, eh, ok

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004HIN9WC/ref=redir_mdp_mobile

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:14 AM

16. SONY MDR-V150 (on the ear).

They do the trick.

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